The rehearsal

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A high-school sex scandal jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency and power. The sudden and total publicity seems to turn every act into a performance, and every platform into a stage. But when the local drama school decides to turn the scandal into a show, the real world and the world of the theatre are forced to meet, and soon the boundaries between private and public begin to dissolve . . . THE REHEARSAL is an exhilarating and provocative novel about the unsimple mess of human desire. Startlingly original, it is at once a tender evocation of its young protagonists and a shrewd expose of emotional compromise. It introduces a boldly inventive and extraordinarily accomplished new voice in New Zealand fiction. "This is a daring book, full of velvety pleasures but never afraid to show its claws. Eleanor Catton is crazily talented and insightful - and best of all, she makes language seem new." - Emily Perkins.
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display_description All the world's a stage—and nowhere is that more true than at an all-girls high school, particularly one where a scandal has just erupted. A teacher has had an affair with his underage student, and though her friends pretend to be dismayed, they are secretly curious and jealous. They obsessively examine the details of the affair under the watchful eye of their stern and enigmatic saxophone teacher, whose focus may not be as strictly on their upcoming recital as she implies.
When the local drama school turns the story of the scandal into their year-end show, the real world and the world of the theater are forced to meet. With both performances—the musicians' and the acting students'—approaching, the boundaries between dramas real and staged, private and public, begin to dissolve. THE REHEARSAL is a tender portrait of teenage yearning and adult regret, an exhilarating, darkly funny, provocative novel about the complications of human desire.
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subject_facet Adolescence -- Fiction
High school students -- Fiction
Music teachers -- Fiction
Sex scandals -- Fiction
Teacher-student relationships -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
Theater -- Fiction
title_display The rehearsal
title_full The Rehearsal
The Rehearsal A Novel
The rehearsal / Eleanor Catton
title_short The rehearsal
topic_facet Adolescence
High school students
Music teachers
Sex scandals
Teacher-student relationships
Teenage girls